A view on clinical genetics and genomics in Spain: of challenges and opportunities
Resumen: Historical and social perspectives, together with economic context, are essential to comprehend and appreciate the current status of any discipline. This is particularly true for fields relying on technological advances and with direct effects on society, such as genetics and genomics. Spain or the Kingdom of Spain, the two denominations used to designate the country in international treaties, is a state of southwestern Europe that occupies most of the Iberian peninsula, together with Portugal, Gibraltar (an overseas territory of the United Kingdom), and Andorra, with archipelagos in the Mediterranean Sea (Balearic Islands), the Atlantic Ocean (Canary Islands), and the two cities of Ceuta and Melilla in continental North Africa. It is the fourth largest (504.645 km) and sixth most populated country in Europe (48, 146, 134 inhabi-tants in 2015). Politically, Spain is the youngest Western European democracy, exerted by a parliamentary government under a constitutional monarchy. The country has starred in two of the most extreme moments of Western European history in the twentieth century: the longest dictatorship in the modern era of the continent (1939 – 1975) and the greatest economic growth in the Eurozone since the creation of the European Union (1986 – 2008). In between these periods, during the so-called ‘Transición Española, Spain began the most important sociopolitical progress of its modern history, starting with the death of the dictator Franco (1975)...
Idioma: Inglés
DOI: 10.1002/mgg3.232
Año: 2016
Publicado en: Molecular genetics & genomic medicine 4, 4 (2016), 376-391
ISSN: 2324-9269

Factor impacto SCIMAGO: 0.0 - Genetics - Molecular Biology - Genetics (clinical)

Financiación: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/FIS/PI14-00410
Tipo y forma: Article (Published version)
Área (Departamento): Área Pediatría (Dpto. Pediatría Radiol.Med.Fís)

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